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1 In 5 BBC Listeners Would Refuse To Attend A Gay Marriage

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A FIFTH of BBC Radio 5 Live listeners, when asked, said that they wouldn’t attend a gay marriage (thanks to legislation, now known as ‘a marriage’) and that men were twice as likely to not to attend a same-sex wedding as women.

The first Marriages That Happen To Have People Who Are The Same Gender will take place across England and Wales on Saturday, with some tying the knot on the stroke of midnight, after the government’s legislation received the Royal Assent.

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Posted: 28th, March 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

Twitter censors tagets faggots, fags and d***s

INTOLERANCE will not be tolerated is the Twitter mantra. Chis Paine looks at how homophobia is ok on twitter:

THIS is a shocking fact: the word ‘f—-t’ has been used more than 2.5 million times on Twitter since July.

Faggot is the word expunged from Paine’s article by the censors on Australia’s site.

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Posted: 1st, October 2012 | In: Technology | Comment

Paris Hilton thinks all gay men have AIDS does she?

WHEN Donna Summer made some dodgy comments about AIDS, her glorious career vanished down the toilet. At least Paris Hilton has no talent of note to waste on the back of her claim that most gay men have AIDS.

Doctor Hilton is in the house everyone!

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Trevor Phillips Champions Equality By Saying All Black Christians Are Homophobes And Non Believers Are Unfulfilled

TREVOR Phillips wants to talk about religion. Phillips is chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. That means equal rights for all people and all beliefs. He talks to the Sunday Telegraph.

A few highlights of a biased and judgemental approach to equality:

“Faith identity is part of what makes life richer and more meaningful for the individual. It is a fundamental part of what makes some societies better than others in my view.”

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Posted: 21st, June 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Prince Harry Is Target Of Homophobic Abuse At Gay Club

PRINCE Harry has been to a gay bar in London’s Soho. The News of The World, enraged by former Sky Sports football pundit Andy Gray’s sexism of TV, peppers the story with these phrases:

“Ginger beer”

“…his shirt lifting out of his jeans.”

“Then, with muscly armed policemen in tow, he strolled past sex shops in London’s red light district before being driven home”…

“Harry, 26, usually leaves nightclubs by the back door…”

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Posted: 13th, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment (1)

Homophobia, David Letterman, GLAAD, Amanda Sampson And Banning The ‘Tranny’

amanda-sampson-transgenderSTAFF shagger David Letterman makes a joke about Amanda Sampson – who was born ‘Mitch‘ and now works at the U.S. Department of Commerce – and people at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are unhappy.

GLAAD? Does the acornym follow the name, or is it the other way around? Is every label an acronym dmeanding to be written in capital letters: GAY (Get A Yacht), Homo (He Owes Me One), NORWICH (K-Nickers Off Reqdy When I Come Home)? DISCUSS.

GLAAD issues a statement:

“Depicting people reacting in horror to transgender individuals is a dangerous stereotype for popular media to perpetuate because it contributes to the societal conception of transgender people as abnormal and deceptive, which all-too-often results in anti-transgender violence and/or discrimination when played out in reality. We are reaching out to CBS Late Show with David Letterman with our concerns about this transphobic joke. Please send your concerns to CBS.”

Meanwhile, over in the UK press, the word Tranny or TRANNY is being outlawed. MacGuffin looks at it:

A about a Sunday Life article headlined ‘Tranny worked in rape centre’ was upheld in what the PCC called:

a landmark ruling on the use of terminology in this area.

They ruled:

Taking into account the full context of the piece, the Commission considered that the use of the word ‘tranny’ – which was a needless abbreviation, held by many to be offensive – was pejorative. The complaint was upheld on this point.

If the PCC regard ‘tranny’ as ‘needless’, ‘offensive to many’ and ‘pejorative’ – as they should – then context should not matter.

The PCC added that this was the first ruling under a change to the Code which occurred in 2005 after representations from community organisations:

Individuals who are undergoing or have undergone treatment for gender reassignment will be included in the categories offered protection from prejudicial or pejorative references.

All of which should mean that the word ‘tranny’ is effectively banned, along with other offensive slang terms on race and homosexuality.

But if this change has been in effect for over four years, how has the Sun published stories such as:

And those are just ones where ‘tranny’ is used in the headline in the last year.

In all, there appear to be over 50 results found for ‘tranny’ on the Sun website, although a couple of these are about transisitor radios.

Press for Change, a lobbying and educational organisation for ‘equal civil rights and liberties for all transgendered people in the United Kingdom’ produced Transsexual People and the Press in 2004, which said:

Expressions such as ‘gender-bender’, ‘sex change’, ‘tranny’ or ‘she-male’ are considered inappropriate ways to describe persons experiencing a medically recognised condition.

And, unsurprisingly, there are several references to ‘gender-benders’ in the Sun archives too (for example, here, here and here).

The Sun isn’t the only one – the Star also uses ‘tranny’ needlessly, and the Mail seems to have a policy that has renamed Trinny and Susannah ‘Trinny and Tranny’.

But if the PCC thinks the word ‘tranny’ is pejorative and offensive, why has it taken four-and-a-half years for them to issue a ruling against the use of the word? Why has it ignored the repeated use of it by the Sun, and others, for so long?

And can we expect the PCC to challenge any future use of the term?

ANORAK will answer that for you: no. Here’s the video to be offended by:

spotter – RR

Posted: 7th, January 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (10)